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Bilingual kids can pick up third language ‘more easily’: Study

The Strait Times – Samantha Boh

“Bilingual infants such as Summer are able to learn a third language more easily, a study by National University of Singapore (NUS) researchers has found. They are able to differentiate between words from an unknown foreign language, unlike their monolingual counterparts. “That suggests that the window on further language acquisition had started to close on monolingual children but was very much open for the bilingual children,” said Associate Professor Leher Singh from the NUS department of psychology.”(more)

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